GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine

 
  Share

Sharjah, UAE, 23 January, 2018:  54-year-old, Ahmed Falahis has been able to recover and improve quality of life after suffering with a 38 centimetre infectious lesions on his right thigh for over 10 years. He was diagnosed with angiomatosis on his limb which occupied an entire region and extended over multiple layers of skin and subcuits. 

The patient suffered with the benign tumour for years which now began to grow very quickly over the past year, this rapid growth projected a high risk of losing the entire lower limb due to infections. The thought of undergoing a surgery made Mr. Falahis anxious as he was being referred to multiple surgeons over the years who had all recommended surgical treatment. 

Dr. Fadi Alnehlaoui, Surgical Oncologist & General Surgeon at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah counselled the patient on the possible surgical wide excision with grafting that could revive his infected skin and free him from his exhaustive abnormality in life. The initial investigation involved a biopsy to identify the incision required and confirm the diagnosis. An MRI was also carried out so that the extension of the lesions and the proliferations were known. The surgeons needed to ensure this infection has not impacted the muscle mass.

The team of surgeons included Dr. Alnehlaoui and Dr. Sanjay Parashar, Consultant Plastic Surgeon who performed a five-hour excision and grafting procedure to remove the lesions and recover the wide loss of skin. Dr. Alnehlaoui said: “The main challenge of the surgery was the huge size of the infectious lesions that required an expert eye for detail and carefully monitored excision techniques. It was critical to ensure that we could reconstruct the grafts without further damage to the delicate layers of the skin.”

“We grafted the skin from many sides of the limb and successfully treated the entire infection. It is important that not only the infectious mass was removed but also the tissues, subcutis and any muscle with intact margins of healthy tissue to avoid the recurrence. This is essential to keep the new grafts intact and alive, without infection to enable healthy regrowth and regeneration of cells that form the limb. The graft dressing was completed using advanced dressing techniques to bandage the affected area later on to keep the big size grafts alive ”.

Speaking about his experience, Mr. Falahis added: “I had reached a stage where I could not bear the irritation anymore as it would disturb my normal seating, movement, walking and sleep as I was unable to turn onto one side and lying on my other side also came with its own difficulties. When I met with the surgeons in Zulekha Hospital, the team was confident of what they were doing and I am thankful that I have been able to be treated successfully.”

Mr. Falahis is now leading a happier life two months after his surgery and the grafts are healthy. Since the grafts involved removal of only partial skin, the grafts are capable of rebuilding new skin layers quickly. 

The patient is advised to attend regular follow-ups as the risk of recurrence can be high as per studies conducted by Rao and Weiss and Howat & Campbell*. Any unusual lesions will need to be reported so that they can be treated immediately with local procedures. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 16671 times
Posted on : Tuesday, January 23, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : 93% of Cervical Cancer Cases are Preventable by Regular Screening and HPV Vaccination
Next Story : Dubai Health Authority announces launch of the 1st Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum.
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Longchamp X Nendo A “!” Moment Around Le Pliage®
Color Your World with Wet n Wild Beauty this Spring
Amorepacific Group holds an event for its 1st anniversary in the Middle East
The Region's Most Loved Health & Beauty Brands at Beautyworld Middle East, Thank...
IKEA Collection Launch | TÄNKVÄRD
Johnson's participates in Arab Hospitals Federation
HUGO BOSS watches Legacy Collection
Supercharged Innovation: Galaxy S10 encompasses breakthrough camera technology
Al-Futtaim Toyota rewards customers ahead of the holy month of Ramadan
Enjoy Your Love for Burgers and Arts at Artsy Shacks in Dubai
The Beauty Oasis Spa Introduces ‘glowinface' - a First of Its Kind Facial Yoga T...
Airport Show remains key B2B platform for Saudi exhibitors
Get Instantly plump and luscious lips with Kocostar's Plump Lips Capsule Mask
Protect your little ones skin during summer time with Fifi & Friends
CLAUDE MONET Limited Edition Collection
Celebrate with the new AIGNER Ramadan collection
UAE to spend AED 8.8 bn on personal care 2022 with 2.2% annual growth
Young UAE Karting Star Rashid Al Dhaheri Achieves Podium Success at Prestigious ...
Yas Waterworld earns Guinness World Records title for “Most Nationalities in a S...
Spend an exciting evening with your family learning about science at Foremarke school
Dubai to host the first-ever Mega City Infrastructure Week
Ralph Lauren Unveils the Earth Polo, Made Completely From Recycled Materials
Caparol Paints rebrands packaging on a ‘go green' drive
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches 15th Annual “Global ...
Abdul Latif Jameel Energy continues advance in Australia in drive to grow capaci...
UAE's First Digital Government presents Ajman's Digital Transformation Journey a...
GUESS Partners with Model Roz To Unveil Its Beautiful New Ramadan Collection
Malabar Group Headquarters (M HQ) wins the Forbes India Design Awards 2019
Bayut acquires Lamudi Middle East in aggressive expansion move
Dubai School represents UAE at Landrover 4x4 World Championship 2019
LG's Premium Living Space Solutions Impress at Innofest MEA 2019
Tumi Introduces Alpha 3
Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and National Geographic Announce Four-Year Part...
Record results and renowned awards for Dubai Customs in 1st quarter 2019
Ministry of Health & Prevention confirms that: The Dietary Supplement “Extracted...
Express Yourself With the New Scents of Life Fragrance Collection From the Body Shop
DP World, UAE Region to Unveil Door-to-door Solutions at GPCA
Worldwide Distribution Center Showcasing Thousands of Health and Beauty Products...
Samana Developers launches Samana Hills in Arjan with 8 year payment plan
TMS launches Ship Finance and Trade conference
Emirates completes installation of Expo 2020 Dubai livery on 40 aircraft
Dubai Theme parks industry estimated to generate $ 5 billion in annual revenue b...
Tally Solutions to host latest edition of SMB Pulse in Dubai to help boost SMEs'...
Can tech insulate construction and support growth?
Emirates Post Recognized for Outstanding Customer Services by Universal Postal U...
All-New Kindle Now with an Adjustable Front Light For Just 359 AED
CND™ Sweet Escape: The Collection Awaken the Senses
Ericsson and ABB join forces to accelerate wireless automation for flexible factories
Stand Proud and Be Part of Building Lasting Jiu-jitsu Legacy
Curtin University adds six new programs and rollouts expansion plans for their t...